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If you don't have one already ordering direct from us would probably not arrive in time (usually 3-5 business days). What I might suggest though is ordering through Amazon who has different shipping options that should be able to meet the deadline if you look at it today.
If you have the US billing address to set up the account you should be able to activate a GSM SIM while you are in Canada. We don't ship our SIMs outside of the US though so you would need to order a SIM from Amazon if you don't already have one.
After a bit of digging, the Target at 4120 Palisades Center Dr in
West Nyack has Limited Stock, which means you should probably call before you go to have an employee double-check.
The next closest one that claims to is in Jersey, which might be a little too far.
However, as close as you are to NYC, I'll bet you could probably get same-day delivery on Amazon.
If you do happen to get one of our SIMs, forward me the receipt (mitch[at]ting[dot]com) and I'll put the difference on your Ting account as extra credit.
If you have had Ting for over 2 years than you are on CDMA. If you are happy with the coverage you already have, you should probably stick with CDMA, but you will need a new SIM card, this one.
Besides coverage differences - check the GSM and CDMA maps - on GSM with a Nexus 5X will give you WiFi calling, if that is important to you. If you wanted to switch to GSM you would need the GSM sim card which you can also get from Amazon.
Regarding your last question. Some phone like the Nexus devices, are compatible with both CDMA and GSM networks and can use either a CDMA or GSM sim card. However, many phone models are strictly GSM or CDMA but not both.
You mean Z3 compact, right? Regarding the Z3 compact, make sure you buy model D5803 as the other model (D5833) is not compatible with Ting's LTE bands.
They will walk you through the process of porting your number online. You just need to buy a GSM SIM from Ting or Amazon if you don't already have one.
After you get your phone and SIM card, go to [link]
You will be walked through the steps of porting your number from AT&T - you will need your account number and pin handy. It is pretty easy to follow, but you can check out this documentation for some more info.
They have the SIM cards on Amazon, do you have Prime?
Apparently they are available in some Staples and Kroger stores. I have no idea what kind of distribution they have... might be a good idea to call Ting and see if they can help.
Since it sounds like you have a CDMA phone, you will unfortunately need a new SIM card to activate any unlocked GSM phone. You can buy them from Amazon if that is an option.
The CDMA prepaid phones for the most part do not work on Ting for 1 year as you mentioned... you could try checking MEID numbers of some of the CDMA phones at Best Buy, but I wouldn't count on them working. If one does, let us know.
Your best bet is to probably buy a Nexus 5X from them and make sure to get the correct Sprint SIM card, model #SIMGLW446C, to go with it (they should also have that at Best Buy).
Ting also has their SIM cards for sale on Amazon. If you're a Prime member you can get it faster.
You can get the GSM SIM off Amazon:
If you use it to activate, you will be on T-Mobile’s network. Alternatively, you could call them.
The X1 SIM is listed on Amazon:
Will the V1 SIM also be listed?
I work for Ting and would be happy to ship a SIM , but I can only ship to the US. If you can have someone forward it to you from there, you'd have a SIM ready to go.
Even better, see if Amazon ships this to you.
Alternately another Tucows brand, ZipSIM, is specifically designed for travelers like yourself.
Service on either should work as soon as you're wheels-down.
Not unless you can find an ad for it. But use my team's link for $25 off the first bill (or a rolling credit if your first month is <$25) and message me when you get set up. I'll add the cost of your SIM card (purchased at our shop, from Amazon or Best Buy) to your account as an additional credit, making the SIM effectively free.
The coverage and data (internet) quality with Ting GSM will be identical to what you have now with T-Mobile. So if you are happy with that, I would just grab a Ting GSM SIM card if I were you. You can get them from Amazon too.
There are some additional benefits to Ting GSM such as Wi-Fi calling, better phone selection overall, and it is much easier to switch phones (just swap the SIM card). But, if Sprint is better in your area you should go with CDMA.
You can switch between GSM and CDMA, but you would need both SIM cards. Unfortunately, once you use the GSM sim and deactivate it (by switching to CDMA) if you wanted to go back to GSM you would need to buy a new GSM SIM card. The CDMA cards can be activated multiple times.
I'm not certain if Ting ships internationally, but I believe you can order one from the Amazon US site
You should check the ting site first to verify which SIM you need for your phone and check the compatibility of your ESN.
> G3 uses a micro-sim
this should work?
Yes the Blu Life One X works great on Ting - I bought two for family members. IMO one of the best phones you can buy for under $200. I used to recommend the Moto G at this price point, but I like the One X better now.
Are you in an area with Band 12 support? You can check this map if you do not know. It provides better in-building and rural coverage - the One X has it, the Vivo 5 does not. Otherwise the Vivo 5 should work fine with Ting GSM.
You'll need a Ting GSM SIM card if you don't already have one - also available on Amazon.
You could try purchasing the Ting SIM via Amazon and having it shipped to your current/future location.
No problem, I am happy to help.
Yes, if you want to use the GSM network on Ting, you will need this SIM card, which you can also get from Amazon if that is more convenient.
If you want to use it on CDMA, you will need this SIM card. If you are near an Apple store, you can also pick one of these up for free at the Apple store. Just show them your phone and tell them you need a Sprint SIM card for it, make sure it is model #SIMGLW436C - the SIM card from Sprint/Apple is identical to the one you would get from Ting (for CDMA only).
If someone referred you, don't forget to use their referral link for a $25 credit. Most of us on here have our referral link in our flair next to our name if you want to use one of ours. Let us know if you have any other questions.
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